We came across ramps at the Rittenhouse Farmers' Market this past Saturday brought to us fresh by Down Home Acres out of Gilbertsville, PA. Since we already had purchased three bunches of asparagus from Rineer Family Farm on the other side of the market, we decided that we wanted to do something with asparagus and ramps together.
For those who are unfamiliar with ramps or have never had them, a ramp, which is sometimes referred to as a wild leek, is a wild onion native to North America. Although resembling a scallion, the beautiful flat, broad leaves signify the difference. The flavor and smell of ramps is a combination of onions and garlic so if you like those two aromatics, you'll love ramps.
We found a recipe online that incorporated the two along with a fried egg and multi-grain bread. We went with this recipe from Eats Well With Others because we had all of the main ingredients as proceeds from our Rittenhouse haul. How neat it would be to make the recipe with everything from one market. At least we thought it was neat...that's how we are here.